Out of the Past – 10-15-2014
10 years ago
October 13, 2004
Adina Felland, the oldest resident in the history of the Area Nursing Home, celebrated her 105th birthday with family and friends Oct. 9.
Jody Knutson and Jerry Fizel were married Sept. 25 at their home in Woodville.
Scott Johnson and Tristan Wolff, both of Colfax, received the Eagle Scout Rank at a Court of Honor ceremony held at Colfax Methodist Church Oct. 3.
25 years ago
October 12, 1989
Chosen to reign over Colfax homecoming activities were Stephanie Rassbach, queen, and Dave Edwards, king. The Vikings won the homecoming game 31-8 over Spring Valley.
A daughter, Laura Lee Olson, was born Sept. 26 in Rhinelander to Bruce and Vickie Olson.
Although they won the game against Glewnwood City, Elk Mound’s streak of 24 quarters without allowing a point ended in the 20-12 win. Zach Dodge put the game away for the Mounders with a pass interception for a 20 yard score.
35 years ago
October 18, 1979
Mr. and Mrs. Ingman Ralph of Colfax are the parents of a son, Mark Harold, born Sept. 28 at Memorial Hospital in Menomonie.
Ralph and Anne Schindler, Colfax, have announced the birth of a son, Jeremy Lee, Oct 12 at Eau Claire Luther Hospital.
Lucinda Lucerne Neumann of Colfax and Bert Lammert Kuiper of Edina, Minn. were married Sept. 29 at Colfax Lutheran Church.
Jim Nosker, general manager of the Colfax Messenger and former farm editor for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Hastings, Neb. won the first place award for best coverage of agricultural news, circulation 5,000 or more, in the National Newspaper Assn.’s Better Newspaper contest.
50 years ago
October 15, 1964
A son, Brian Scott, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Otto Oct. 7 at Luther Hospital.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Durant (nee Alice Gunn), a daughter named Tina Suzanne, Oct. 4 at Ellsworth Air Force base in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Members of the Building Committee of the Colfax Area Nursing Home, Inc. met with an architect to view the latest drawings and plans of the proposed building.
65 years ago
October 13, 1949
Hilman Gunderson, age 35, one of the most industrious and well liked farmers in the town of Howard, was struck by lightning while driving a tractor on his farm and instantly killed Oct. 8.
After 23 years of serving as fire chief of Colfax, A.C. Rude submitted his resignation. Earl Hammer was appointed by the village board as the new chief.
Colfax and community was hit on Monday by what many of the old timers claimed was the most severe wind storm in 30 years, when a gale at times reported at more then 90 miles an hour ripped down 15 barns and damaged scores of sheds, roofs, farm and town dwellings and light and telephone poles.
100 years ago
October 23, 1914
The fine new church building of St. John’s congregation out at Poplar Creek was formally dedicated last Sunday with appropriate services, the Pastor, Rev. Boer, conducting the services in German language in the forenoon, and in English in the afternoon.
On Wednesday of this week, Colfax was honored with a brief visit from Governor F.E. McGovern and Ex-Governor James O. Davidson, each speaking briefly from an auto on main street in defense of the Republican state ticket.
A large crowd gathered in the Synod Church Oct. 17 to surprise Mr. and Mrs. Severin Fjelsted on their 25th wedding anniversary.